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The Deadly Bees (1966)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | April 1967 (UK)
Trouble strikes when an exhausted pop singer, sent on a vacation to a farm, realizes that the farm's owner grows deadly bees.

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Suzanna Leigh ...
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Catherine Finn ...
John Harvey ...
Thompson
Michael Ripper ...
David Hawkins
Anthony Bailey ...
Compere
Tim Barrett ...
Harcourt
James Cossins ...
Coroner
Frank Forsyth ...
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Katy Wild ...
Doris Hawkins
Greta Farrer ...
Sister
Gina Gianelli ...
Secretary
Michael Gwynn ...
Dr. George Lang
Maurice Good ...
Agent
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Storyline

Pop singer Vicki Robbins collapses from exhaustion while shooting the 1960's equivalent of a music video, and her physician prescribes a respite on Seagull Island with colleague and bee-keeper, Ralph Hargrove. Vicki finds the Hargroves' bitter marital strife oddly relaxing. But when a mysterious swarm of specially bred attack bees starts killing island residents, Vicki fights for her survival, setting fire to nearly half the structures on the island in her escape. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Hives of horror! - Excited by the smell of fear, they inflict their fatal stings!


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Trivia

Released by Paramount in the US on double feature with The Vulture (1966). See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the movie, Vicki pulls a burning log out of the fireplace to ward off the bees and holds it in front of her. You can clearly see that the smoke filling the room is coming not from the log but from somewhere under Vicki, even though the room has not caught on fire yet, and the fireplace was not generating any smoke. See more »

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Mary Hargrove: The dog's meat, have you seen it?
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Connections

Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Bees (1998) See more »

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It's Not What I Need You For
Sung by The Birds
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A good British mystery.
8 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I rented this movie I was expecting it to contain more "horror scenes", but was pleasantly surprised that it was more of a mystery with some mild sequences.

The Deadly Bees has a decent plot and the music fits in very well. This is certainly not a film that is seen or heard about very much in the United States. However, the directing, cast, and sets are all upper rank.

Suzanna Leigh's performance is quite good along with the other cast members. Some of the bee scenes are a bit awkward, but overall the movie was well done and worth renting.


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